SANTA’S REINDEER: Reindeer provided by Maryvale’s Graham Reimers will be the stars of this year’s Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade.
SANTA’S REINDEER: Reindeer provided by Maryvale’s Graham Reimers will be the stars of this year’s Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade. Contributed

Parade stars are near and deer to Christmas

FROM the stairs of the Sydney Opera House to the streets of towns across Australia, the stars of tomorrow's Christmas parade have been busy.

When Santa drives his sleigh down Palmerin St, it will be his trusty reindeers that get everyone's attention.

The deer are sourced locally from Maryvale's Graham Reimers, who has travelled the country for the past 25 years for various Christmas events.

Mr Reimers said the deer were a popular addition to Christmas celebrations in Warwick.

"They're just very unique," he said.

"It just adds a touch of reality for the kids - people travel for miles to come and see them."

For Mr Reimers and his team of 11 working deer it's been a busy Christmas.

"It's just non-stop - our busiest year in 15 years," he said.

Children will be able to get up close and personal with the reindeer at tomorrow's parade, which is a new addition to the Christmas calendar thanks to the Chamber of Commerce. President Bruce Partridge said chamber members hoped the parade will become a popular event.

"We see the parade as a perfect way of bringing the community together to herald the start of Christmas," he said.

"We encourage locals and visitors to bring the entire family along and line Palmerin St to enjoy the entertainment and wave to Santa."

When: Tomorrow, 10.30am

Where: Palmerin St



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